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VaggelisFragiadakis
vaggelis fragiadakis
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I am an eclectic photographer, responding to the beauty, the humor and the tragedy I see in the world around me. Among the variety of subjects I have shot, over the years I have found myself repeatedly drawn to create images of “street people”. These people are not just a group or mass or statistic, but are individuals like the rest of us, each wearing his own life on his face.

Though occasionally I will take an anonymous shot from a distance, I prefer to approach a person, learn a little about him, and with his permission take a series of shots hoping to capture some aspect of his reality in one of the portraits. I like to get close, to a person whom many other avoid. The black and white versions reveal the critical essence through their emphasis on shadows, light and contrast. For me the faces are both beautiful with their humanity, and frightening with their hopelessness. I want to share them with the world, both as my art, and as a visceral reminder-- we are all but one bit of bad luck away from this state.

ps:I take my photos with my camera; I work on them on my computer using Photoshop CS4; I use any and every tool in PS, as i see it appropriate to create what appeals to me, what touches me; what I like... whatever tool I use, I apply my soul and my heart with it... all I hope for, is that my photos appeal to you, touch you , as they do me....

Current Residence: The Netherlands

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Paul-x
Nice work dude! Makes me think of Cartier-Bresson, Sebastio Selgado, and even a hint of Martin Parr!
Wed Aug 15, 2012, 1:26 AM
Katoporiani:iconkatoporiani:
:)
Thu Jul 5, 2012, 6:30 AM
amordragon:iconamordragon:
:wave:
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 7:09 PM
dheerajgopi:icondheerajgopi:
AWESOME!!!!!
Tue Jan 31, 2012, 8:57 PM
ManuBell:iconmanubell:
Great portraits, you 've managed to capture some great moments of people's life! The island of Crete salutes you!
Tue Nov 15, 2011, 2:55 PM
hetorakelt:iconhetorakelt:
for a great artist ... i send you my dutch birthday wishes...
Mon Nov 14, 2011, 11:49 AM
kristalrae:iconkristalrae:
your art is amazing. you really have an eye for it!!!
Sun Oct 23, 2011, 10:51 AM
TheBarracuda57:iconthebarracuda57:
Hey just checking up on my watchers. Glad you're keeping up with art. Please check out my website: lots of great arts by many people on this site. CHECK THEM OUT! Thank you [link] <--- :D :) ;) :P [CLICK THE
Thu Oct 20, 2011, 2:05 AM
crissandy:iconcrissandy:
:wave:
Tue Jan 18, 2011, 10:43 PM
AnnaDeathAngel
I love your work, we share the same birthday :)
Thu Nov 18, 2010, 9:42 AM
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Thanks for watching kind Sir. Kim by k-i-mm-i-e  
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CSamura21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Happy Birthday.
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Happy Birthday
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aurelia-acc Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy birthday! :)
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JACAC Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
e n j o y . y o u r . d a y . :party:
m y . p h o t o . o f . t o d a y . i s . f o r . y o u . =)
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I wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Vaggelis!
Have a wonderful party and  good luck in your
 new year of your life!
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Destiny3000 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Hope you have a great day!
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danUK86 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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xbastex Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Happy Birthday
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DBolandArt Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014   Digital Artist
Happy Birthday , Have a great day :cake: :)
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Happy B-day :cake:
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